One of the best of 2011! Seriously, Idon't know how anyone could watch this and think it wasn't at the veryleast, a Very Good movie. Just saw a sneak peek of Warrior. Both brothers are skilled fighters and have their eyes set on the big prize in a mixed martial arts tournament. Edgeron would walk away with one as well! The point is that the dam is broken when he sees his father in the hotel room raging against Ahab. A definitive Oscar nod forNick Nolte, and if it were up to me, Mr. The fighting in the movie is almost an after thought.
One of my all time favorite movies of Mr. I applauded at the end of the movie along with the rest of the audience. Paddy battles for forgiveness against the resentment of his sons, Tom fights to prove to himself that he is strong, and Brendan struggles to come to terms with his older family while trying to support one of his own. His Brendan is a good and decent man. This movie is truly what being a performer is all about! Hardy and Edgerton are awesome. Little by little through the film'sdialogue, we are allowed a glimpse into the past hardships of theConlon family, and the characters' motivations for retaining suchhatred are revealed gradually. But when Brendan's unlikely rise as an underdog sets him on a collision course with Tommy, the two brothers must finally confront the forces that tore them apart, all the while waging the most intense,.
Every so often you'll come across a combat sport movie that manages to find just the right balance of drama and action that is, more drama than action. All of it comes together seamlessly and provides for a truly gripping movie. It is perfectly logical to point out that Brendan had hard fights to get to the final and that he would probably have been exhausted and that Tommy has had a much easier route. I had the pleasure of watching this movie last night. He needs to know that his brother loves him and perhaps that he regrets not reaching out to him when they were younger.
Hardy has an electrifying enigmatic presence. O'Connor seamlessly captures this in the simple camera shots and intimate dialog. A terrific ensemble cast and movie that certainly should be up for Best Picture!! Warrior brings to the table the world of mixed martial arts, wherepunches, kicks, holds, and everything else goes. Yes,the movie has a similar storyline from movies of the past. The music is overblown and sappy. That's just the start of the ridiculousness that ends up, obviously, with the two brothers fighting in the ring with Edgerton's wife, at this point, of course watching from ringside.
I must say I was more than impressed with the leading men in this film. I'm not suggesting that my interpretation is the right one but my view is somewhat different than the one some people hold. This movie is truly whatbeing a performer is all about! Warrior is without a doubt worth a visit to the theater. Thus he is simply unable to blow his brother away in the way that he has done to every other opponent. One of the best of 2011! I read that Hardy trained intensely gaining 30 pounds of muscle. Nick Nolte, as usual, gives a gritty, gut wrenching, emotional performance that left me buckling at the knees. Bottom line, Warrior is a well written and directed emotionalroller coaster that will have you at the edge of your seat.
Warrior is without a doubt worth avisit to the theater. His match with Brendan is vicious and amazing. The characters are deep and believable and the story you're likely to leave the theater with tears. The fight scenes were done really well. That in itself is puzzling.
Do not waste your time. I've noticed a lot of people complaining that the ending spoils the film and is clichéd because the underdog and not the better fighter wins. It's a wonderful story showing how sometimes the world's strongest forces are insignificant in comparison to the troubles of a scarred family. Really, I think this film is in top 10, no top 5, worst sport-drama movies in last decade. Brendan like Tommy has no love for their recovered drunk Dad Nolte. Expect a Best Supporting Actor Oscar nod in 2012 for Nick Nolte.
Through the incredible acting talents ofTom Hardy, Joel Edgerton, and Nick Nolte, this confused and passionatechemistry really comes alive. The film somewhat succeeds because it's very low-key. It has been a long time since a movie has had me on the edge of myseat, biting my nails as this movie did during the fighting scenes. It's funny without being goofy. However as soon as some obviously fake Russian character is introduced with the completely out of place Visotski song playing in the background. Even though years have passed, recriminations and past betrayals keep Brendan bitterly estranged from both Tommy and his father.